How do you see our nation in 2022? Some look back and long of the good ol’ days. Others look around and worry about the future. Well, this Sunday I will challenge you to look up as we consider some reasons for hope.
One of the most important life skills you can learn is conflict resolution- how to resolve a conflict and how to restore a strained or broken relationship. In life conflict is inevitable. So if you want the “Rich and Satisfying Life” Jesus promised, you need to develop this skill. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called […]
One of the most important life skills you can learn is conflict resolution- how to resolve a conflict and how to restore a strained or broken relationship. If you don’t learn this one, you won’t have the “rich and satisfying life” Jesus promised. Because we’re all different. We all see the world differently and think differently. And number two, we all […]
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 (NIV) “Seeing God” is arguably the most amazing promise in the Beatitudes. The reason non-followers aren’t Christ-followers is that they can’t see God. And the reason we struggle as Christ-followers, can’t easily see God either. Well Jesus explains in this simple statement the key […]
Some gifts are better than others. Some are more necessary and practical. The greatest gift you can give or receive is mercy. Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 (NIV) If you could use more mercy in your life, then join us this Sunday!
There was a hit song from my childhood that went “I can’t get no… Satisfaction…and I try and I try and I try and I try…” And a few decades later U2 had a hit song entitled “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” And then about 10 years ago there was song entitled “Show Me What I’m Looking […]
If “inheriting the earth” sounds good to you, then come to church this weekend. We are in part three of our series “Stressed to Blessed” based on the Beatitudes– the opening portion of Jesus’ most famous sermon. The Beatitudes teach us about the secret ways of God and the counter culture and counter intuitive attitudes and actions God blesses. Jesus said, Blessed are those who are gentle. […]
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:1-4 (NIV)
We generally associate mourning with the loss of loved ones. But there are a lot of losses in life that can cause sadness. You can lose your health, you can lose your job, you can lose your money, you can lose a dream. You can lose your marriage and your happy family. You can lose a friendship. And sometimes we even cause our own pain through poor decisions orbed behavior. Nevertheless, we serve God who wants to be there for us in our pain.